high overhead in these pictures from sky 7 hd abc 7 news, the suspect, after refusing to drop the sword, decides to make a run for it. as he tried to dodge what police described as 'non lethal' projectiles, the suspect, can be seen, sword in hand, jumping a fence, eventually stabbing the blade into the ground before surrendering on the sidewalk along bascom avenue. >> initially what we were looking at based on the initial contact was that there could have been some mental illness. or possibly drugs. >> reporter: the drama began around 8 30 new year's day, a few miles away near cass and easy street where neighbors tell police the suspect was brandishing the assault weapon and then trailed here to a light rail station on southwest expressway where he dis-robed, abandoned his truck with assault weapon inside, and then stood for hours, sword in hand, refusing to cooperate with police. >> wheat called an hour crisis intervention team.